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Non-tobacco components in France

Cigarette papers, side-seam adhesives, monogram inks, filtration material, filter papers and filter adhesives, all make up the non-tobacco components of a cigarette.

The ingredients found in these components are purchased from a number of different suppliers. These independent companies treat the composition of such materials as confidential for competitive reasons.

The list below contains ingredients found in non-tobacco materials in France. The ingredients are categorized by component. They are listed in descending order of weight including the “quantity not exceeded” (calculated from the highest level of use and expressed as a percentage of the total weight of the cigarette).

Quantity not exceeded is the maximum amount of each ingredient added to any brand sold in France - it does not necessarily reflect the actual level of use in any particular product.

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Cigarette Papers

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
CELLULOSE 65996-61-4 4.5000
CALCIUM CARBONATE 1317-65-3
471-34-1
2.0000
MODIFIED STARCH 65996-62-5 0.3000
SODIUM ALGINATE 9005-38-3 0.3000
ACACIA GUM 9000-01-5 0.2000
POTASSIUM CITRATE 6100-05-6
866-84-2
0.2000
GUAR GUM 9000-30-0 0.0600
SODIUM CARBOXY METHYL CELLULOSE 9004-32-4 0.0200

Sideseam Adhesives

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER 24937-78-8 0.4000

Inks Used On Cigarette Papers

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
ALKYD RESIN 63148-69-6 0.0005
C.I. FOOD BLUE 2:1 68921-42-6 0.0005
C.I. FOOD RED 17:1 68583-95-9 0.0005

Filtration Materials

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
CELLULOSE ACETATE 9004-35-7 18.5000
TRIACETIN 102-76-1 1.7000
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 13463-67-7 0.1000

Filter Adhesives

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER 24937-78-8 1.6000
VINYL ACETATE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER 25213-24-5 0.3000
POLYVINYL ACETATE 9003-20-7 0.2000
MODIFIED MINERAL OIL 68132-00-3 0.0600
PETROLEUM WAX 8002-74-2 0.0500
PETROLEUM WAX 63231-60-7 0.0400

Filter Overwraps

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
CELLULOSE 65996-61-4 2.6000
CALCIUM CARBONATE 1317-65-3
471-34-1
0.5000
MODIFIED STARCH 56780-58-6 0.0500
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL 9002-89-5 0.0500
SODIUM CARBOXY METHYL CELLULOSE 9004-32-4 0.0300
GUAR GUM 9000-30-0 0.0200
ALKYLKETENE DIMER 10126-68-8 0.0010

Tipping Papers And Tipping Paper Inks

Ingredient CAS-No QNE (%)
CELLULOSE 65996-61-4 3.4000
ALUMINUM SILICATE 1332-58-7 1.3000
CALCINED KAOLIN 92704-41-1 0.5000
CALCIUM CARBONATE 1317-65-3
471-34-1
0.4000
CALCIUM SULFATE 10101-41-4
7778-18-9
0.3000
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1317-70-0 0.3000
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 13463-67-7 0.3000
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE 21645-51-2 0.2000
IRON OXIDE 51274-00-1 0.2000
IRON OXIDE HYDROXIDE 20344-49-4 0.2000
MODIFIED STARCH 65996-62-5 0.2000
STARCH 9005-25-8 0.2000
TALC 14807-96-6 0.2000
ALUMINUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE 12040-43-6 0.0900
NITROCELLULOSE 9004-70-0 0.0900
ALUMINUM SULFATE 10043-01-3 0.0600
ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE 77-90-7 0.0400
ALKYLKETENE DIMER 84989-41-3 0.0300
BUTYL ACRYLATE-TERT-BUTYL ACRYLATE-STYRENE COPOLYMER 29497-08-3 0.0300
TRIACETIN 102-76-1 0.0300
ALUMINUM SULFATE 16828-12-9 0.0200
EPICHLOROHYDRIN RESIN 25212-19-5 0.0200
IRON OXIDE 12227-89-3 0.0200
IRON OXIDE 1309-37-1 0.0100
MODIFIED ROSIN 8050-28-0 0.0100
MODIFIED STARCH 52906-93-1 0.0100
SODIUM ALGINATE 9005-38-3 0.0100
ACTIVATED CARBON 7440-44-0 0.0050
BRONZE 12597-70-5 0.0050
MODIFIED ROSIN 91081-22-0 0.0050
ETHYL CELLULOSE 9004-57-3 0.0010
SILICA 112926-00-8 0.0005
IRON OXIDE 1317-61-9 0.0001